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Manchester expands CHIKV clean-up

St Elizabeth residents participating in clean-up activities last
Tuesday. (PHOTOS: MICHAEL MCLEAN)

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — The Manchester Parish Council, in collaboration with other relevant agencies here has embarked on an expansion of clean-up activities following the completion of a recent two-week intervention that included the detection and treatment of mosquito breeding sites and gen ... Read More

The Aedes Aegypti mosquito that transmits the painful
chikungunya virus. Health official reminds that CHIKV could worsen pre-existing conditions
MANDEVILLE, Manchester — A health official is reminding that the chikungunya virus (CHIKV) cou ... Read More

St Elizabeth residents participating in clean-up activities last
Tuesday. (PHOTOS: MICHAEL MCLEAN) Mayor hails St Elizabeth ChikV cleanup project
SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth – Even as anecdotal evidence suggests a surge in chikungunya-like sym ... Read More

Deputy Superintendent in charge of the Manchester Community Safety and Security Division Marlene Bailey. At right: President of the West Close Citizens’ Association and
Neighbourhood Watch Osbourne James Lawrence
(PHOTO: GREGORY BENNETT) Break-ins plague Manchester
MANDEVILLE, Manchester - While the figures for some major crimes have been trending down in Manchest ... Read More

Church Teachers' College eyes university status

BY GARFIELD MYERS Editor-at-large South/Central Bureau myersg@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, October 20, 2014    

Church Teachers’ College fraternity gathered for a 50th anniversary luncheon (PHOTOS: GREGORY B ENNETT)

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Nostalgia filled the air as the Church Teachers' College family sat down to lunch recently to mark the start of the institution's 50th anniversary celebrations. Those of older vintage recalled the early years of what was then the Mandeville Teachers' College - established with the "blessing and authority" of the Anglican Diocese of Jamaica. At the start in September, 1965, the teacher training college had 75 students, including 25 pre-service teachers in the prim ... Read More

Food poisoning causes Ebola scare in Mandeville

Monday, October 20, 2014    

The entrance to Mandeville Hospital where there was an Ebola scare Saturday.

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — A case of suspected poisoning triggered reports that the deadly Ebola virus may have reached the Mandeville Hospital Saturday. A source told the Jamaica Observer that the male patient had been thoroughly assessed, interviewed and released. “A man with a history of travel to Nigeria was sick and came in for treatment. But after he was thoroughly examined and interviewed it was determined that the problem was food poisoning,” the source said. &ldquo ... Read More

Fire Brigade to search for fake fire hydrants

Monday, October 20, 2014    

Glencoe Phase One, or Glencoe Meadows, in North East Manchester (PHOTO: GREGORY BENNETT

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Deputy Superintendent of the Manchester Division of the Jamaica Fire Brigade Neville Bennett is moving to determine how many fire hydrants in the Glencoe area of North East Manchester are connected to a water supply. This follows the discovery earlier this year that a fire hydrant in the 20-year-old Phase One of the Glencoe subdivision was a phantom or fake since it was not connected to a water source and would be of no use in the event of a fire. The matter, whi ... Read More

PHOTO: 200,000 ways to care

Monday, October 20, 2014    

200,000 ways to

Retired Custos of Manchester Dr Gilbert Allen (left) and wife Georgia (right) with board members of the Gilbert and Georgia Allen Educational Trust and some of this year's award recipients. The trust awarded two hundred thousand dollars to be divided among 10 high school students this school term. It also supports students who are in financial need. The awardees are expected to demonstrate commitment to personal development, self-respect and application to learning. (Photo: Allison McHayle) 2 ... Read More

Jamalco employees quit smoking

Monday, October 20, 2014    

Jamalco employees who participated in the Smoking Cessation programme are (from left)
Deryck Beckford, Horace Logan, Brenda Beale, Nicholas Dougherty, and Derron Garwood.
(PHOTO: COURTESY OF JAMALCO)

MAY PEN, Clarendon — Five Jamalco employees created history when they graduated recently from the first Smoking Cessation programme to be launched at a corporate entity in Jamaica, a news release from the bauxite/alumina company has said. The five employees, Deryck Beckford, Horace Logan, Brenda Beale, Nicholas Dougherty, and Derron Garwood, were among 18 persons who enrolled in the special programme to quit smoking last September. The release said all five graduates are from the company ... Read More

Sixth former plans recycling project at Munro

Monday, October 20, 2014    

Members of the Munro College Debate team members (from left) Antonio Davis, Jadon Johnson, Matthew Williams, Jordane Clark, and Tajay Walters.

MALVERN, St Elizabeth - Munro College sixth form student Antonio Davis has pledged to use part of a $50,000 award for a presentation on climate change on a recycling project at his school. "I want to use it to better my school," Davis was quoted as saying in a news release issued by Wisynco, the company which made the award. "I am running for student council president and one of the projects I want to implement is a recycling programme," said Davis. "We do generate a high amount of glass and ... Read More

MegaMart's 15th Anniversary Celebrations

Monday, October 20, 2014    

Patrons visit booths at a section of the grounds of MegaMart Mandeville abuzz with activity. (PHOTOS: GREGORY BENNETT)

MANDEVILLE, Manchester - The 21-month-old branch of MegaMart Wholesale Club in Central Jamaica hosted a customer appreciation day on October 10 as part of the company's 15th anniversary celebrations this month. Customers, staff and well-wishers were feted at the branch's location at Bloomfield, at the corner of Greenvale Road and Perth Road. In addition to the Mandeville branch, the fourth in the MegaMart chain, there are locations in Kingston, Portmore and Montego Bay. The series of customer ... Read More

PHOTO: Pure joy!

Monday, October 20, 2014    

SOUTH Central Jamaica teams, defending daCosta Cup and Ben Francis Cup champions St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) and Garvey Maceo High advanced to the next round of the inaugural Lime Super Cup Knockout football competition on Saturday. STETHS hammered Denham Town High 5-0, while Garvey Maceo High of Clarendon stopped Charlie Smith High 3-1. The third school from the south central region, Clarendon College were stopped 3-2 by Holy Trinity on penalties after the teams played to a 1- ... Read More

Accompong maroon election delayed until next year

Monday, October 20, 2014    

Maroons perform a ritual at the most recent January 6
celebration in Accompong

SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth - Head of the Accompong Town maroons, Col Ferron Williams says an overdue election for leadership of the community will be delayed until after the annual January 6 celebrations. In late August, Williams had told the Jamaica Observer Central that the election which becomes due every five years, would be held before January 6. However, Williams told the Observer recently that delay in the annual celebrations had been necessitated by various problems including a lack of m ... Read More

Stalwart educator hailed at valedictory service

BY ALICIA SUTHERLAND Observer staff reporter sutherlanda@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, October 20, 2014    

A portrait of the late Dr Nadine Scott and some of her works of art on display at the St Paul of
the Cross Cathedral where a tribute was paid in her honour during the valedictory service for the
sixth cohort of the St Mary’s University of Minnesota/ Catholic College of Mandeville Master of
Education graduates. (PHOTOS: GREGORY BENNETT)

MANDEVILLE, Manchester -- The recent valedictory service for the sixth cohort of Master of Education in Teaching and Learning graduates of St Mary's University of Minnesota was also an opportunity to pay tribute to a late facilitator of the programme -- Dr Nadine Scott. She held the position for three years up to the time of her death in May of this year, in addition to her responsibility as principal of Excelsior Community College. An educator for over 30 years, particularly in the arts, Sco ... Read More



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